Little Tiny Secrets

by BettySoo

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BettySoo's second studio album, which met with critical success and was played on over 150 stations nationwide. Includes fan favorites "Secrets," "Goodbye," "Easy Living," "Story of Us," and "Coming Over Me."

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released September 25, 2007

All songs written by BettySoo, (c) 2007 BettySoo / Sweet Papaya Music, BMI. Produced by Stephen Doster and Recorded by James Stevens, EAR Studio, Austin, TX. Mastered by Jim Wilson, Airshow Mastering. BettySoo: vocals, acoustic guitar. Stephen Doster: electric guitar. Todd Wilson: keyboards. Pass Prestridge: bass. Stanley Smith: clarinet and harmonica. Dave Terry: drums and upright bass. Kristine Shafer: cello. Drew Shafer: violin.

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BettySoo Austin, Texas

In the past ten years, BettySoo zigzagged her way across the North American and European continents dozens of times. The Austin American-Statesman says BettySoo has "exceptionally well-arranged songs, as easily equal in precision to, say, Patty Griffin or Alison Krauss…a confidence that speaks volumes,” and KUT praises her "beautiful, heart-wrenching songs that are also edgy and unwavering." ... more

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Track Name: Coming Over Me
Counting down the hours till my final heart failure
For the dream I can't catch but still am running after
Stretching out for the last stretch of a drive
Away from the prison cell of what’s become of my life

I can barely see the traces of who I thought
By this time I’d have grown up to be
I can almost feel the different air of freedom
Coming over me

Two hands on the wheel I can’t believe how free it feels
To drive and drive for hours just to sing my songs

And then to another bed
That stinks of bleach and dirty mattresses
Trysts gone wrong, I'm all alone in another big city

I am driving just before the sun comes up
I am listening to hours of static on the radio
I am running after, chasing this elusive dream

I can barely see the traces of who I thought
By this time I’d have grown up to be
I can almost taste the different air of freedom
Coming over me
Track Name: New Color
Every day at 6 am, that same voice comes to me
With news of yesterday, new things I’ve done wrong
And I wonder as I stumble to wash my face
Why the same face keeps coming
The same face keeps rising up to greet me

It’s a new color I’m, I’m putting on myself
It’s a new pair of shoes I’ve got down on my feet
It’s a new way to walk and I’ll walk out of that door
But will it bring me a new me?

I keep telling myself that I am not the same
10 years ago I was so lost
10 years ago I had no name
I’m no longer in the shelter
Of a fist and hiding shame
But I don’t feel one step closer
To the person I pretend to be

It’s a new color I’m, I’m putting on myself
It’s a new pair of shoes I’ve got down on my feet
It’s a new way to walk and I’ll walk out of that door

Let me stop and take a breath
Upon the steps of this house called regret
And try to leave it behind me
Yeah I’ll stop and take a breath
Upon the steps of this house called Regret
And I’ll leave it behind

It’s a new color I’m, I’m putting on myself
It’s a new pair of shoes I’ve got down on my feet
It’s a new way to walk and I’ll walk out of that door
But will it bring me a new me?
Track Name: Stay
This is a song about floating disaster
A mother without her child
The memory of little fingers
Clutching to someone familiar left behind

This is a song about lives unremembered
When the ocean swallowed
Everyone who knew the faces
Unnumbered graces

My last breath crowded by water
Rushing in before I can say what I’d say
That you are my very life
That I’d love you for life
If I could stay

This is a song about houses drowning
And that picture of you that got washed away
I wish I could remember all the old days
And the way that you smiled at me
From the frame

This is a song about how I wish
Living was easy as a choice
Make the right decision, put the blade aside
Wake up in the morning for one more day

My last breath crowded by water
Rushing in before I can say what I’d say
That you are my very life
That I’d love you for life
If I could stay
Track Name: The Story of Us
If there was song of the story of us
It wouldn’t have a refrain
There’d be a hundred verses
And never the same line
Coming back around again

I’d play it and you would understand it
And give it just the right name

If there was a song of the story of us
It would feel new with every word
And everyone would think I was crazy for saying
It’s the best song I ever heard

And there would never be another
That I would prefer

If there was a song of the story of us
It would be easy to sing
It would shout to the world
That what makes us the happiest
Are usually the silliest things

And maybe no one else would get it
But that wouldn’t mean a thing
Track Name: Secrets
I never wanted to fall in love
I thought alone was the life for me
Never longed for another to fulfill my fantasy
I never thought I was lonely
But you appeared and changed that completely
I gave my tender heart to you
You said you'd be forever true
But then you took my tiny heart and ran

Now I've got secrets you'd like to know
Secrets you can't live without
I know things you're dying to know
Secrets you know nothing about

Did that coffee taste a little strange
The day you came over to arrange
The division of our property?
I might have been a bit surprised
When you said you'd take the house and car
But surely even I wouldn't go that far

I got secrets you'd like to know
Secrets you can't live without
I know things you're dying to know
Little tiny secrets you know nothing about

Oh I've got secrets you probably need to know
Secrets you won't live without
But don't wait for me to tell you what they are
Until our cash is safely stored
Inside my private bank account

What a strange disaster
That's something a new car shouldn't do
I paced the floor just waiting to hear
If you'd pull through

Yeah I got secrets you probably need to know
Secrets you won't live without
I know things you're just dying to know
Secrets you know nothing about
Track Name: Revival
The rich they’re giving to the poor
The hungry ain’t starving no more
People acting what they say they believe
Not just words that fall to the street
Power shows more sympathy than greed

No more the woman in strife
No husband beating his wife
No child left hungry and alone
No running away on her own
Every family a warm home

Is this revival? Waking them up from the dead
Is this revival? Is this what the Son of man did?

Well hallelujah then give me revival
For the lost and for the need
And hallelujah bring revival
For the broken things in me
Oh hallelujah it’ll take revival
Cause I am weak and I’m just one
Revival, hallelujah, come
Track Name: If You Fall
If you fall will I be strong enough
To help you find your feet to stand?
Well that’s the same question I ask myself
Every morning when I wake up holding your hand

If you were taken from me would find a way
Find a way to live on my own?
Well that’s the same question I ask myself
Every time I’m a long way from home

I would learn to fly if it meant
I could stay by your side forever
And I would swim to distant lands if it meant
I would find you when my fingers reached the sand

If you couldn’t find anything that made you happy
Well, would I change, would I change who I am?
Well that’s the same question I ask myself
Every time I don’t know where I stand

I would learn to fly if it meant
I could stay by your side forever
And I would swim to distant lands if it meant
I would find you when my fingers reached the sand

If you fall
Track Name: Easy Living
When I was born I came out
Fully dressed in springtime green
I had a silver spoon right in my pocket
And the strongest legs you've ever seen
It didn't take long before I learned
My words could take down a full-grown man
So the lies flew out of my mouth before I knew it
And they flew faster than Superman

Easy living in the wings of a giving papa
Easy riding along in the slow car of my mama
Easy finding my way down so many one way streets
Easy losing my heart
To the first one who'd take it from me

Comfort only goes so far
When it comes in the shape of a brand new dress
Sorry don't mean much
When they turn around just to hurt you again
Didn't take long before I learned
To pretend it never happened and I was fine
And as long as I believed it
Everyone would follow me in line

Some things that come so easy
Ain't easy after all
Some things that come so cheap
Ain't free if you have to fall
Track Name: The Hard Way
You’ve got a little fetish
And you noticed I’m just your type
You’ve been making eyes at me for hours tonight
Asking do I maybe wanna stick around
And see what could happen with you?
So I keep flashing my ring in your face
But nothing gets through

I’ve been around guys like you plenty times before
They go looking for just one thing and I fit the score
You’re playing up your references
Giving me reasons why
You’ll make a quick million
And I’ll be happy you’re my guy

Maybe you’re not spinning lies, maybe you’re sincere
You say I’m pretty and could you buy me another beer
Maybe there’s a lot that I could learn if I stay
But, honey, not every lesson in life’s
Gotta be learned the hard way

You’re moving in closer now
I have to keep inching away
Just to keep my own oxygen
And keep your beer breath out of my face
You’re telling me you’re on top
Of the next big thing for sure
And wouldn’t I love to get in on the ground floor

I have to keep reminding you
That’s my foot and that’s my thigh
They’re mine and not yours
And my husband’s a jealous guy
I might just be skeptical
But you’re no godsend to women
And if you’re looking to get lucky
Then you’re in the wrong pool swimming

Maybe you’re not spinning lies, maybe you’re sincere
You say I’m pretty and could you buy me another beer
Maybe there’s a lot that I could learn if I stay
But, honey, not every lesson in life’s
Gotta be learned the hard way
Track Name: Goodbye
Say goodbye to the end of the story
You thought would come with all love's glory
Say goodbye to the happy ever end
Learn to smile when he says
You'll still be friends
Say goodbye to the horse and its prince
To big castles and the corpse of a witch
Say goodbye to your promise of gold
Just for doing more than you were told

Say hello to this is real life
Say hello working for a living
Say hello to cleaning your floors
And only salesmen knock on your door

Say goodbye to getting straight A's
You never knew your smarts
Would leave you someday
Say goodbye to gas in your car
Cause twenty bucks won't take you that far
Say goodbye to your favorite dress
You haven't been that size since God knows when
Say goodbye to your diamond ring
You lsot the only man who made enough to bring one

Say hello to yes, that's really you in your mirror
Say hello to driving this car till it does
Ain't as romantic as it sounded nine years ago
Say hello to mildew in your shower
And mom ain't there
To power out the stains

Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
To sweet desperation
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
To old fashioned denial
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
To my fairy tale other sale
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye
Hello to me